California Economic Indicators is a bimonthly summary of economic trends and data relating to the State of California.
     Developments in California over the most recent months are reviewed in a brief text, and then summarized in current data tables which show changes over the previous year. Much of the data in the report has been seasonally adjusted by the source agency or by the Department of Finance. Reference dates for U.S. business cycles, as determined by the National Bureau of Economic Research, are also shown. Finally, a list of sources is provided to assist readers in obtaining any additional information on the statistical series published.
     The Department of Finance welcomes suggestions on additions or changes which would make the Indicators a more useful report.

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2013 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf)

Mar/Apr (pdf)

May/Jun (pdf)

Jul/Aug (pdf)

Sep/Oct (pdf)
Nov/Dec (pdf)
    Long-Term Unemployment Trends

Labor Force Participation

 
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2012 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf)

Mar/Apr (pdf)

May/Jun (pdf)

Jul/Aug (pdf)

Sep/Oct (pdf)
Nov/Dec (pdf)
Progress on Foreclosures Economic Forecast Update Labor Force Participation

California's Gross Domestic Product

California’s Personal Income ECONOMIC FORECAST UPDATE
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2011 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf)

Mar/Apr (pdf)

May/Jun (pdf)

Jul/Aug (pdf)

Nov/Dec (pdf)
Why This Recovery is So Different California’s Link with Japan Economic Forecast Update

How Does California Stack Up?

2010 Bonus Income Economic Forecast Update
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2010 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug ( pdf) Sep/Oct (pdf) Nov/Dec (pdf)
An Uneven Recovery Major Revisions to Employment Estimates Economic Forecast Update

2010 at Midyear

special topic not available Economic Forecast Update
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2009 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug ( pdf) Sep/Oct (pdf) Nov/Dec (pdf)
Economic Forecast Update (Governor's Budget) narrative not available Economic Forecast Update (May Revision) A Complex Unemployment Picture

The Great Recession of 2008

Economic Forecast Update (Governor's Budget)
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2008 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug ( pdf) Sept/Oct (pdf) Nov/Dec (pdf)
2008 Off to a Weak Start Housing Still Weighs Hope for Housing? Where are Home Prices Headed?

Regional Mortgage Data

Economic Forecast Update (Special Session)
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2007 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug ( pdf) Sept/Oct (pdf) Nov/Dec (pdf)
2007 Off to a Good Start Real Estate Tempers Growth The Subprime Crisis and California Disappointing Real Estate News

Signs of Slowing

No Respite
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2006 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug ( pdf) Sept/Oct ( pdf) Nov/Dec ( pdf)
Building Activity Economic Forecast Update Weather Watch A Cooling Trend

A Slowdown from Housing

2006 Ends on a Good Note
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2005 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug( pdf) Sept/Oct ( pdf) Nov/Dec ( pdf)
2005-06
Economic Outlook
Major Revision to California Employment Record Employment Better Job Growth

California's Gross State Product

Revisiting California Home Prices
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2004 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug( pdf) Sept/Oct ( pdf) Nov/Dec ( pdf)
2004-05
Economic Outlook
California Construction in 2003 Economic Forecast Update CA Foreign Trade

California's
Industrial
Mix

Mixed Year-End News
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

2003 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug( pdf) Sept/Oct ( pdf) Nov/Dec ( pdf)

Economic
Outlook

A New Employment Picture Economic Forecast Update California's Economic Structure Mixed Messages from Employment Recent Evidence on California's Income
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

Table 5

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

2002 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June ( pdf) July/Aug( pdf) Sept/Oct ( pdf) Nov/Dec ( pdf)
Economic
Outlook
California Foreign Trade Economic Forecast Update California Construction The Recession's Impact on CA's Income NAICS: A New Data Structure
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

Table 5

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

2001 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr pdf May/June pdf July/Aug pdf Sept/Oct pdf Nov/Dec pdf
Economic
Outlook
California Foreign Trade 2000 Economic Forecast Update California's Venture Capital Trends California: No Repeat Of The 1990s Business Cycles
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

Table 5

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

2000 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/June (pdf) July/Aug (pdf) Sep/Oct (pdf) Nov/Dec (pdf)
Economic
Outlook
Employment Data Revisionse Economic Forecast Update Personal Income Revisions New Gross State Product Estimates Exploring California's Employment Situation
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

Table 5

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

1999 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb (pdf) Mar/Apr (pdf) May/Jun (pdf) Jul/Aug (pdf) Sep/Oct (pdf) Nov/Dec (pdf)
Economic
Outlook
Foreign Trade Economic Forecast Update More Jobs in California? California's International Outlook CA Economic
Structure
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Consumer Price Index, Construction, Auto Sales

Table 2

Vacancy Rates,
Single Family Home Prices

Table 3

Leading Indicators: Overtime and Avg. Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Avg. Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales

Table 5

Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Foreign Trade through California Ports

1998 California Economic Indicators

Jan/Feb  (pdf) Mar/Apr   (pdf) May/Jun  (pdf) Jul/Aug  (pdf) Sep/Oct  (pdf) Nov/Dec  (pdf)
Economic
Outlook
California Foreign Trade in 1997 Economic Forecast Update California Exports, 1st Quarter, 1998 Revised Personal Income Construction Activity During CA's Expansions
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Table 1

Employment, Hours And Earnings In Manufacturing, Production (Oil, Cement), Trade (Auto Registrations)

Table 2

Consumer Price Index, Construction, Vacancy Rates

Table 3

Single Family Home Prices, Leading Indicators: Overtime and Average Weekly Hours, Unemployment Claims, New Business Incorporations, Housing Unit Authorizations

Table 4

Coincident Indicators: Nonagricultural Employment, Manufacturing Employment, Unemployment Rate and Average Weeks Claimed, Personal Income, Wages & Salaries, Taxable Sales
Other Indicators: DOD Prime Contracts, Electricity Production


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